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  Sen. Daniel Inouye dies at age 88
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News DateMonday, December 17, 2012 10:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionUnited States Sen. Daniel K. Inouye passed away from respiratory complications at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday.

Sen. Inouye's Deputy Chief of Staff released the following statement:

United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, World War II veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and Hawaii's senior Senator, passed away from respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

His wife Irene and his son Ken were at his side. Last rites were performed by Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, his son Daniel Ken Inouye Jr., Ken's wife Jessica, and granddaughter Maggie and step-daughter Jennifer Hirano. He was preceded in death his first wife, Maggie Awamura.
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